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Residents of Logan Lake will soon have much improved drinking water flowing through their taps.
The B.C. government announced $225,000 in funding Friday that will be used to replace Logan Lake’s existing community well. The District of Logan Lake will be responsible for the remaining costs of the project, which is estimated to be $675,000 in total.
“Replacement of aging infrastructure is a challenge for all communities everywhere, and we’re grateful to our partners in government for recognizing our needs and supporting these projects through the Small Communities Fund,” said Robin Smith, Mayor of the District of Logan Lake. “This will do a great service for our community and we are so pleased to see this very important project move forward so that our residents will see the benefits far into the future.”
The project will consist of drilling a new well and installing the necessary piping and pump to tie into the current water system.
The new well will provide a reliable source of potable water. It is expected to deliver about 60 litres of water per second, which will be sufficient to meet the needs of residents and businesses in the area.
“As a partner in the Small Communities Fund, our government is please to support the upgrading of Logan Lake’s drinking water supply with the construction of this new well,” said Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. “Through this fund we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that are vital to the quality of life of British Columbia’s residents.”
The project to improve water infrastructure in Logan Lake is a part of 55 projects across British Columbia that will receive more than $128 million in federal and provincial funding through the Small Communities Fund for communities with fewer than 100,000 residents. These projects improve important municipal infrastructure to maintain safe and healthy communities.
So far, the Small Communities Fund has approved funding for 24 drinking water projects, 22 wastewater projects, four major road projects, two disaster mitigation projects, two brownfield remediation projects, and one solid waste management project in B.C.